Friday, October 07, 2005

Hold Off on Harriet Miers

...discussing her, anyway. I agree with Chaim (title link):
President Bush this morning picked Harriet Miers to succeed Sandra Day O'Connner as an associate judge on the Supreme Court of the United States.

The screams are already deafening on both sides of the Blogosphere.

INSIDER! CRONY! WHITE HOUSE LEECH! INNER CIRCLE! NO JUDICIAL EXPERIENCE TO HIDE HER HEAVY CONSERVATIVE WAYS! RIGHT WING -- what? I'm sorry can you say that again? Gave $1000.00 to Gore? Was once a Democrat? The right side of the blogosphere is buzzing with disgust at this pick? Some even predicting she will be rejected?

Umm ... Huh? I'm going to repeat what I wrote over at Orthomom.

"All I would ask is that people shouldn't have knee jerk reactions. Do your own research and come to your own opinion.

My KNEE JERK REACTION (to the people on the right kvetching also this morning as well) is to just research it."
Why do we always have to be so nasty and looking to catch the other "side" in crap. A little optimism and positive attitude once in a while wouldn't hurt this country.

Can we all chill out?
Patience. Soccer Dad has more... I especially like Ruffini's point:
As our picture of Miers comes into clearer focus, the Souter II narrative begins to strain credulity. It requires us to believe that the President who gave us Janice Rogers Brown, Michael McConnell, Bill Pryor, Priscilla Owen – and no RINO that I could name at the Circuit or District Court level, who fought the fight on Miguel Estrada, and who had originally orchestrated the masterful trade of Roberts-for-O'Connor, would suddenly punt at this critical moment. It also requires us to believe that Miers, who has worked with Bush for a decade, who is the White House staffer most intimitately involved with vetting nominees' judicial philosophies, and is one of the people Bush knows best, has been able to hide her true beliefs from her boss until – Ah, ha! – she donned the judge's robe. I'm sorry, but I don't think this is the same thing as an unknown from New Hampshire handpicked by Warren Rudman.

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